AN EVELUATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY STRESS AND JOB STRESS AMONG MILITARY OFFICERS IN NIGERIA
International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
This study investigated the relationship between family stress and job stress among military officers. The participants for this study comprised a total of 70 workers selected from 82 divisions Army Barrack located at Enugu Abakaliki Express Way Enugu comprising 60 male and 10 female officers. The participants were selected through the use of Convenience sampling technique. Their age ranged from 25 -55 years, with a mean age of 34.34 years and standard deviation of 5.34. The participants were
... lected across the three major tribes in Nigeria (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba) and also from both Muslim and Christian religion. Participants that took part in this study were all married living with their spouses and have at least one child. Officers who have at least O'level certificates participated in the study. Instruments administered on them included Coping Skills, Job Related. Correlational design and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Statistic was used to analyze the data collected. Result showed that the first hypothesis was not confirmed, there was significant relationship between family stress and job stress among Military Officers. This means that a significant relationship exists between family stress and job stress among Military Officers. Based on the above tested hypothesis there was a significant relationship between family stress and job stress among Military Officers. Therefore, based on these results, it was recommended that Military Officers and others should put a balance between their job and their family to avoid job interference with family and vice versa. The finding of this study should be guides to the Government when hiring Military Officers to know that work overload and things like that could lead to family stress thereby affecting the productivity of such ministry.